Drawing Saint Peter’s Cross

St. Peter’s Cross is simply a Latin Cross drawn upside down. To draw one you can work it out from the Latin Cross tutorial or just follow the steps below. For a quick and easy method, use a grid and follow this pattern: If you’re not using a grid, here’s …

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Drawing St. Andrew’s Cross

If you wanted a challenge, this wasn’t the design to select. It’s very, very easy to make, as it’s just a slightly compressed X. For those of you that prefer working against a grid, here’s the pattern to follow: Otherwise, just follow these steps: Prepare a rectangle that’s 4 by …

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Drawing a square halo

This design, while not very common, is pretty quickly done. Here’s how to do this unique halo: Complete the steps to positioning a halo, including the optional third step. The square drawn in that third step is the outer border of your halo. Lightly draw lines going diagonally inwards from …

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Drawing a Square

This tutorial is for drawing a square as it appears as a symbol or part of a larger symbol, not for drawing rectangles or squares themselves. If that’s what you want, then go to the tutorial for drawing rectangles. As a symbol, the square is typically not filled in. So …

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Drawing a Shell and Droplets

Drawing a shell can be difficult; the main trick is to try to keep everything proportioned properly. Here’s how to draw a shell with droplets: Begin with a little trapezoid that’s pointing downwards. Now add a larger trapezoid pointing upwards underneath the first one. Ideally it should be almost twice …

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Drawing a ray halo

This design is simple enough, but get a protractor ready if you’re drawing this one by hand. It will look best if all of the lines are at the same angle from each other. Here’s how to draw a ray halo: Complete the steps to drawing a basic halo. Draw …

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Drawing a Quatrefoil

At first glance, this design looks like it should be an easy one. After all, putting four circles together seems straightforward enough. But, as it turns out there’s a catch. If you make the circle’s border too thin or too thick, the design just doesn’t work. Fortunately, I have a …

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Drawing a Purse and Coins

The hardest part about this design is getting the bag of money (ie, the purse) to look like a tied bag. Placing the coins is the easiest part. Here’s the steps to draw the purse: To start, an upside down trapezoid. The wider the trapezoid, the wider the money bag. …

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Drawing a Pitcher and Basin

The basin itself is probably one of the easiest things you can draw, so focus on the pitcher. Here’s how to draw this symbol: To begin, draw an upright oval. The thinner the oval, the thinner the pitcher, so try to make it a little over half as wide as …

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Drawing a Patriarchal Cross

This design is pretty straightforward; it’s basically your typical Latin Cross with a little tweaking. The main difference is that the crossbeam is a little farther down. For those of you working off of a grid, this is another easy design to make: For everyone else, here’s how to draw …

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